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Hang Up and Listen: The All Hail Our Neon-Green-Accented Overlords Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the Super Bowl and the legacy of NBA commissioner David Stern.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about the Seattle Seahawks’ crushing win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, with topics including Seattle’s amazing defense, Russell Wilson’s star power, and how Peyton Manning’s poor performance affects his place in the football firmament. They also discuss the legacy of David Stern, who stepped aside last week after 30 years as the commissioner of the NBA.

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Raymondo Giuseppi Giovanni Baptiste Malavasis:

Mike’s Raymondo Giuseppi Giovanni Baptiste Malavasi: A dispatch from FrancesaCon.

Stefan’s Raymondo Giuseppi Giovanni Baptiste Malavasi: A short history of doping in the Winter Paralympics.

Josh’s Raymondo Giuseppi Giovanni Baptiste Malavasi: Catching up with Dick Vitale, who repeats himself and has a statue in Sarasota, Fla.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo. Links compiled by Casey Butterly.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.

Stefan Fatsis is the author of Word Freak and A Few Seconds of Panic, a regular guest on NPR's All Things Considered, and a panelist on Hang Up and Listen

Josh Levin is Slate's executive editor.

Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

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